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Nigel Pearson "Ostrich" Flap

Pearson making "happy face"
English football's latest dust-up isn't something that happened on the field, but rather happened when Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson called a reporter an ostrich and accused him of keeping his head in the sand. I don't see what the big deal is, frankly. If you listen to Pearson's original "rant" it's pretty tame in comparison to the stuff American football coaches are known to let-fly with on a regular basis. And I always thought the English press were supposed to be so much more brassy and unflappable (no pun intended).

A day after the incident, Pearson apologized and then a different reporter took him to task over the incident for a good five minutes, doing everything short of publicly flogging the guy. Even without the benefit of visuals, you could hear the blood welling in Pearson's face as he was forced to sit there like a contrite schoolboy taking his lumps.

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